Climate Justice Alliance is a national alliance advancing Just Transition strategies in communities across the US

In these new times of political uncertainty, grassroots communities continue to lead the way forward.

About the Alliance

We envision a world in which fairness, equity and ecological rootedness are core values

Climate Justice Alliance members have won significant victories against polluting and extractive industries. We are building local alternatives that center traditional ecological and cultural knowledge and create a pathway for a regenerative future.

Our Power Campaign

As frontline communities, we pilot solutions and organize collectively to shut down the extractive economy

Climate Justice Alliance is amplifying the leadership of the original Our Power Communities while expanding to 68 communities in seven regions that are home to key grassroots groups. These groups organize to end the era of extreme energy and implement a Just Transition that promotes local control of resources (including energy, land, water, and food systems).


Together, we are advancing bold, grounded and interlinked strategies across the country

Six meta-strategies undergird the Climate Justice Alliance projected vision through 2020, and will continue to influence the trajectory of alliance work.

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Just Transition

Just Transition is our
main organizing framework

The Just Transition framework is a vision-led, unifying and place-based set of principles, processes and practices that build economic and political power to shift from an extractive economy to a regenerative economy.

Grassroots and Movement Building Organizations

Climate Justice Alliance membership is rooted in a shared landscape analysis, priorities and overall vision. Our alliance includes base-building frontline organizations (BFOs), Alliances, Networks, and Movement Support Organizations.

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Recent News

CJA Calls for Frontlines to be Centered and Jemez Principles to be Implemented in the Initial Policy Organizing Process for the Green New Deal

This morning, Climate Justice Alliance issued this statement to the New Consensus and its partners involved in moving forward the Green New Deal. CJA Steering Committee representatives, members, Indigenous and Environmental Justice allies demand that...

Climate Justice Equity Principles for the Transportation and Climate Initiative

As advocates of Just Transition, a group of Climate Justice Alliance (CJA) members in the northeast concerned with the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) and its process decided to convene fellow CJA member organizations throughout the region. The...

Power Rooted in Community: Highlights from 2018

By Angela Adrar, Executive Director of the Climate Justice Alliance Framed by corruption and crisis, 2018 was a year that felt like walking through a long dark tunnel. Fascism, white nationalism, and family separations are on the rise. Yet, 2018 was also a year where...

Environmental Justice Groups Launch the It Takes Roots Action Camp: From Roots to Resilience to Forge Solutions

On the 1 Year Anniversary of Trump Pulling Out of the Paris Climate Agreement Environmental Justice Groups Launch the It Takes Roots Action Camp: From Roots to Resilience to Forge Solutions. It Takes Roots and Ruckus Society hold intensive action camp to train frontline communities and those hardest hit by climate change on June 1st

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“Having an alliance of US frontline communities to strategically confront the existing tyranny of our country and present real solutions is needed right now.”

– Tom Goldtooth, Indigenous Environmental Network

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